Pregnancy

Meet Kathryn. When she was 12 weeks pregnant, her OB-GYN identified three significant risks to her pregnancy and referred her to the specialists at Atlantic Maternal Fetal Medicine. They provided expert care with a personal touch and successfully helped perform an aversion procedure to correct the position of Kathryn’s baby after it had become fully breech. Watch more of her story and see why she recommends Atlantic Maternal-Fetal Medicine to friends and family >




Pregnancy Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, for more information, fees, class locations, and to register for Parent Education programs at Overlook Medical Center, please call 908-522-2946; for Parent Education programs at Morristown Medical Center, please call 973-971-5027. View calendars with a full list of programs offered at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

Prepared Childbirth: Instruction for Labor and Birth
Topics include the birth process, such as signs and symptoms of labor, stages of labor, when to go to the hospital and what to bring with you; pain management strategies, such as breathing  and relaxation techniques, comfort measures, massage, positioning, hydrotherapy, medication options and epidural anesthesia; hospital procedures; cesarean section; and physical and emotional recovery after birth. A tour of our maternity center and childbirth films are included. This class is also available in Spanish.

Childbirth Mini Classes: Your Baby's Birth
Topics include the childbirth process, signs and stages of labor, and when to go to the hospital. A tour of our maternity center and a question-and-answer session with a nurse educator are included.

Great Expectations: Prepared Childbirth and Infant Care for Parents Expecting Twins, Triplets or More
Topics include how to care for more than one baby at a time, the last few days of pregnancy, signs and symptoms of pre-term labor, and vaginal and cesarean deliveries. A tour of our maternity center and practical advice from moms of the Twins n’ Triplets Mothers Club of Morris County is included.

ABC’s of Going Home with Your Baby
Topics include basic infant care, diapering, dressing, bathing, swaddling, holding, soothing, bottle feeding, when to call the baby’s doctor and how to manage with pets at home. Safety issues will also be addressed, including sleeping, cribs, car seats, baby products and baby-proofing your home.

Breastfeeding Your Baby Part 1 – Getting Started
Topics include breast milk production, skin-to-skin care, positioning and latching, how long and often to feed, and how to tell if the baby is getting enough milk. Partners are welcome.

Breastfeeding Your Baby Part 2 – Beyond the First Weeks
This class is for parents who have completed our “Breastfeeding Your Baby Part 1” class or who are interested in learning how to pump their own breast milk. Topics include pumping and storing breast milk, maintaining milk supply and returning to work while continuing to breastfeed. Partners are welcome.
This class is available at Morristown Medical Center only.

Breastfeeding Your Baby: “The First Weeks at Home and Beyond Support Group”
This class is offers an opportunity for breastfeeding mothers and their babies to engage in open discussion on how to breastfeed successfully. Topics include common issues that arise during feeding, returning to the workplace, and proper use of a breast pump and milk storage. This class is available at Overlook Medical Center only.

Especially for Siblings
Topics include what babies can do and how to safely hold them, ways older siblings can help their parents and tips for adults on easing the transition period for the big brother or sister. A short video and a tour of the maternity center are included. This program is recommended for parents with children ages 3 to 7. This class is available at Morristown Medical Center only.
 
Maternity Center Tours
 
  • Morristown Medical Center
    Expecting mothers are welcome to take a tour of Morristown Medical’s Maternity Center. Moms can bring one guest who is 18 years of age or older, in addition to any siblings of the baby. Registration is required for both moms and guests. There is a security check-in on the day of the tour, and a photo ID must be shown. Please note that our maternity center tours are included in some of our other Parent Education classes. Tours are available on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm, Fridays at 2:00pm and every other Saturday at 10:30am and 1:30pm. For more information and to register, call 1-800-247-9580.

     
  • Overlook Medical Center
    For tours of Overlook Medical Center's Maternity Center, please call 908-522-2333 and our nursing staff will assist in scheduling your visit. Please note that maternity center tours are included in some of our parent education classes.
 
Pre-natal/Postpartum Aqua-Aerobics
Topics include gentle movement exercises, water weights and open discussions about pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Atlantic Rehabilitation, Morristown, NJ
For a schedule and to register, please call 973-971-5027.
 
Car Seat Inspection
Seat checks and installation are performed free of charge by Safe Kids-certified child passenger safety technicians.
 
Wednesdays, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Atlantic Ambulance Building, 120 Dorsa Avenue, Livingston, NJ
For more information, please call 973-971-6477.
 
First Tuesday of every month, 2:00 to 6:00pm -and-
Third Thursday of every month, 7:00am to Noon
Chester First Aid Squad, 100 North Road, Chester, NJ
For more information, please call 908-879-5560.
 
Third Tuesday of every month, 5:00 to 8:00pm -and-
Second Saturday of every month, 8:00am to Noon
Shade Tree Garage, 171 Washington Street, Morristown, NJ
For more information, please call 973-540-9880.
 
Fourth Monday of every month, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Newton Volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad
68 Sussex Street, Newton NJ 07860
For more information, please call 973-383-3377.
 
Postpartum Group
New mothers meet and learn coping and relaxation skills to help them with their new role.
Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30am
Atlantic Behavioral Health Outpatient, 46-48 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
Presenter: Patricia Monaghan, LMFT
For more information and to register, please call 1-888-247-1400.


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Many first-time mothers have mistaken ideas about managing the pain of childbirth, a new survey reveals.

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Children who were exposed to antidepressants in the womb may score higher on certain tests of mental abilities at the age of 12, a small, preliminary study suggests.

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Some first-trimester bleeding occurs in up to 1 in every 4 pregnancies. Now, new research suggests that if bleeding extends beyond a day there could be implications for baby's birth weight.

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